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Coming Up Calendar -- Oct. 12-18, 2011

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

EartHeart: Exhibit of the of artist Keith Bridger continues through Oct. 31 at the Albany Area Arts Council, 215 N. Jackson St. The council gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Contact (229) 439-2787.

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays-Saturdays, 100 Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass; 2 p.m., Black Holes; 3 p.m., Oasis in Space. Shows are seen on Spitz “SciDome” high-definition projection system — with 40-foot diameter dome and digital 5.1 surround sound — is the first of its kind in the world. Admission: 3 years old and older, $3.50 plus tax; Children under 3 years, free. Planetarium open same hours as Thronteeska Heritage Center Museum — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

Friday

American Legion Dinner/Dance: American Legion Post 30, 2916 Gillionville Road. Dinner, 7 p.m.; dancing, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Music: Ed McRee and Don Turner. Cost: $7, dance only; $10, dinner/dance. Contact (229) 435-5450.

House of Horrors: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., 1016 N. Westover Blvd. (the old Office Max building). Tickets are $7 per person. 229-432-1011 or office@hasanshrine.org.

Saturday

The Downtown Albany Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Parking deck at Jackson Street and Broad Avenue. Fresh produce and other items.

Albany Heart Walk: 11 a.m., the Veranda, Meredyth Drive. No fees. Participants eligible for T-shirt after raising $100. Fund raiser for the American Heart Association. Contact (478) 320-0575.

House of Horrors: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., 1016 N. Westover Blvd. (the old Office Max building). Tickets are $7 per person. 229-432-1011 or office@hasanshrine.org.

Lee County Jamboree, Country and ‘50s music, 7:30 p.m., 100-B Walnut Ave., Leesburg. Contact (229) 759-2893.

Country music weekend: Matt Casey and Bubba Hall perform 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Mark’s Melon Patch near Sasser on Georgia Highway 520 as a series of fall celebration weekends kick off. Activities include face painting, hay rides, giant pumpkin jumpy castle and spooky trail.

Cheetah Run: 10:30 a.m., Chehaw.

Sunday

Things That Make You Go EWW!: Discovery Day, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Flint RiverQuarium. Crafts and activities for the whole family. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Country music weekend: Matt Casey and Bubba Hall perform 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Mark’s Melon Patch near Sasser on Georgia Highway 520 as a series of fall celebration weekends kick off. Activities include face painting, hay rides, giant pumpkin jumpy castle and spooky trail.

METRO NIGHTLIFE

The Cask & Kilt Irish Pub: 2610 Dawson Road. (229) 496-9372 or www.facebook.com “Cask N Kilt.” Fridays, Music Trivia with Ross & Jimmie 8 p.m.

The State Theatre: 313 Pine Ave., (229) 344-2237 or www.facebook.com.

Mellow Mushroom: 2825 Nottingham Way, (229) 888-4646 or www.facebook.com.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, (229) 439-7077. Bo Henry Band plays Name That Tune, Wednesday; Bo Henry Band Thursday and Friday; Spong Saturday.

San Joe’s: Steve Strowbridge performs Fridays, (229) 759-2065.

Casa Tapatia: (229) 903-8802, 108 N. Slappey Blvd. (229) 903-8802.

VFW Post 2785: 315 Philema Road, (229) 883-9950.

The Barn, 1197 U.S. Highway 19 South, Pelham, (229) 294-4687 or (229) 403-6780.

If your club or facility has entertainment coming up, e-mail us at southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Friday for listing in the next Wednesday’s SouthView calendar.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Georgia National Fair: 22nd annual fair, continues Sunday. Contact (478) 987-3247 or 1 (800) 987-3247.

Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son: Exhibit continues through April at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Whiddon Road in Tifton. The Carter exhibit chronicles the former president’s life, from his his roots in Plains to his White House years and his post-presidency humanitarian career through The Carter Center. Contact (229) 391-5222 or phuff@abac.edu for more information.

Mules & Presidents: The Folk Pottery of Huey and Anne Wheeler: Exhibit continues through Jan. 7 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Whiddon Road in Tifton. A first-generation husband-and-wife artisan team. The Wheelers from Dawson have work on loan from collectors across the country at the museum. Contact (229) 391-5222 or phuff@abac.edu for more information.

Friday

Swamp Gravy: Solid Ground: 7:30 p.m., Cotton Hall Theater, Colquitt. Georgia’s official folklife play’s fall season performances. Individual tickets are $26.56; available at www.swampgravy.org or call 1 (800) 514-3849. Group rates available.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Gary Page & The Country Rockers featuring Billy Wilson, Lala Lehmann, Wayne Watson, Robert Price, Emmitt Page, Jason Duckworth, William Brinson, R.J. Brinson and local drop-in talent from surrounding counties; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, (229) 888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Saturday

Music Under the Magnolia: 8 p.m., Oct. 15, Courthouse Square, Moultrie. Free admission.

Hitchcock Film Festival: Rylander Theatre, Americus. Films will be “The Birds, “ 3 p.m.; “Psycho,” 7 p.m. Admission: $5, single movie; $12, all three movies. Contact the Rylander Theatre at (229) 931-0001.

Swamp Gravy: Solid Ground: 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Cotton Hall Theater, Colquitt. Georgia’s official folklife play’s fall season performances. Individual tickets are $26.56; available at www.swampgravy.org or call 1 (800) 514-3849. Group rates available.

Corn Maze: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton. Also scheduled will be two exhibitions — a Creek Indian encampment and a 19th century military encampment. Pumpkin patch and corn maze are part of regular admission. Contact Tonia Carpenter at (229) 391-5205.

Fall Frolics: Harvest Celebration at Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Tifton. Fall games, caramel apple station, corn shelling and hay rides. Fees range from $4-$10 depending on age and day of visiting. Contact (229)391-5200 or www.abac.edu/museum.

Pelham Country Jamboree: Cotton Boll Express and drop-in talent; 5 p.m.-11 p.m., downtown Pelham across from the train depot, raffles, (229) 377-8952, pelhamcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Sunday

Hitchcock Film Festival: Rylander Theatre, Americus. “Vertigo,” 3 p.m. Admission: $5, single movie; $12, all three movies. Contact the Rylander Theatre at (229) 931-0001.

Tuesday

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree. (every Tuesday)

Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Southeast’s largest outdoor farm demonstration show. Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd., Moultrie.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Things That Make You Go EWW!: Tadpole time, 10 a.m., Oct. 19, Flint RiverQuarium. Event for pre-school aged children and their caregivers featuring story time, crafts and snacks. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

House of Horrors: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Oct. 21-22, 27-29, 1016 N. Westover Blvd. (old Office Max building). Tickets are $7 per person. 229-432-1011 or office@hasanshrine.org.

Family Day: 10a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 22, Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Presented by the Albany Recreation & Parks Department and the Albany Museum of Art, the annual event includes hands-on activities, game and more. No cost to participate; children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the AMA at (229) 439-8400 or ARPD at (229) 430-5222.

Mark’s Melon Patch: Located near Sasser on Georgia Highway 520, Mark’s Melon Patch is conducting fall celebration weekends with musical performers. Activities include face painting, hay rides, giant pumpkin jumpy castle, spooky trail; Family festival Weekend: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 22 and 23; music by Bill Harrell and Bubba Hall; activities; Family Halloween Weekend: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 29 and 30; music by Bill Harrell; activities; Fun in the dark night hay rides: dark-9 p.m., Oct. 26-29. This is a time to see 100 candlelit jack-o-lanterns and take a hay ride in the dark through the pumpkin patch.

Masquerade Ball: Oct. 23, Hilton Garden Inn. Sunday dinner at 3 p.m. Gifts and prizes awarded to best dressed, dance and mask. Contestants 2 years old to adult. January Keaton of Fox 31 is emcee. Presented by Southwest Georgia Prince & Princess Pageant, the event benefits Open Arms. Admission us $20, advance; $35 at door. Tickets available at Global Essence. Contact 9229) 894-8571.

ACRI October Community Night: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 27, Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Danielle McGuire, “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.” An assistant professor of history at Wayne State University, McGuire has written a controversial new book that argues that the civil rights movement “in part started in protest against the ritualistic rape of black women by white men who used economic intimidation, sexual violence, and terror to derail the freedom movement. ... Black women’s protests against sexual assault and interracial rape fueled civil rights campaigns throughout the South that began during World War II and went through to the Black Power movement.” Book signing will follow presentation. No admission charge.

Tricks and Treats at the Flint RiverQuarium: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 28, Flint RiverQuarium. Bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown for lots of spooky fun as the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center team up to present Trick and Treats. You’ll get twice the fun at just one price because an armband purchase at either location grants you entrance to all of the festivities, as well as a candy path of treat tables along the riverfront trail. Admission fee will be charged. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Candy Fest: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 31, Legacy Park, 2911 Leary Road. Sherwood Baptist Church’s Children’s Ministry conducts fall festival. Contact (229) 883-1910.

Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia: 65th annual fair, Nov. 1-6, Exchange Club Fairgrounds at Westover Boulevard and Oakridge Drive. Opening times will vary throughout the week and prices will range from free to $15 for an unlimited ride ticket based on the day of the week and the discount that is offered. General fair admission is $5, parking is free and children under 48 inches tall are admitted free. Contact Skip Nichols at (229) 809-0231 or skipnichols@wildnicfarm.com.

Every Birdy Welcome: Discovery Day, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 6 and 20, Flint RiverQuarium. Crafts and activities for the whole family. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

American Legion Dinner/Dance: Nov. 11, American Legion Post 30, 2916 Gillionville Road. Dinner, 7 p.m.; dancing, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Music: Ed McRee and Don Turner. Cost: $7, dance only; $10, dinner/dance. Contact (229) 435-5450.

Every Birdy Welcome: Tadpole Time, 10 a.m., Nov. 16, Flint RiverQuarium. Event for pre-school aged children and their caregivers featuring story time, crafts and snacks. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

A Walk on the Wild Side: Albany Symphony Orchestra spotlights Chehaw; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, Albany Municipal Auditorium. Guest performers are pianists Marina Lomanov and Joseph Rackers, and narration by Robby Davis. Admission ranges from $8 for students in balconies to $38 for adults in Dress Circle. Contact (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Fintastic Day Camp—Gobble, Gobble!: Nov. 22, FlintRiverQuarium. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Breakfast with Santa—A Twelve Days of Fishmas Event: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Nov. 25, Flint RiverQuarium. Bring your child for a light breakfast and photo with Santa and a visit to the aquarium. Admission: $6, RiverQuarium member; $8, non-member. Reservations required. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

NEARBY

Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 18; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 19. Southeast’s largest outdoor farm demonstration show. Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd., Moultrie.

Corn Maze: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton. Also scheduled will be two exhibitions — a Creek Indian encampment and a 19th century military encampment. Pumpkin patch and corn maze are part of regular admission. Contact Tonia Carpenter at (229) 391-5205.

Swamp Gravy: Solid Ground: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21 and 28; 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Oct. 22 and 29; Cotton Hall Theater, Colquitt. Georgia’s official folklife play’s fall season performances. Individual tickets are $26.56; available at www.swampgravy.org or call 1 (800) 514-3849. Group rates available.

Fall Frolics: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will host several events. Oct. 15, Harvest Celebration, fall games, caramel apple station, corn shelling and hay rides. Oct. 22, Critter Saturday at the museum, interactive native animal exhibits from Chehaw Park, pony rides and petting zoo, Oct. 29, Trick or Treat in the Village, trick or treat tour, see the monster spider web and listen to ghost stories. A costume contest for children and adults. Visitors can also take part in the Haunted Village and Steam Train ride. Fees range from $4-$10 depending on age and day of visiting. Contact (229)391-5200 or www.abac.edu/museum.

Autumn Classic Charity Horse Show: 9 a.m.. until the last class of the evening; Nov. 12. The classic is an Open Horse Show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Pkwy. Perry. The show will benefit the Albany Humane Society and the Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Impound Program. Governed By U.S. Equestrian Federation, AQAH, AHA Approved Points Qualifying Show for Region 12 and Nationals. Website and pre-registration, www.autumnclassic.us. Contact show chairman Kilena Underwood at (229) 869-7210 or AutumnClassic09@yahoo.com.

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in SouthView. If you have a item for the Coming Up Calendar, please submit it by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication.

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